Spoken Word

Websites

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Acoustic Poets Network. Extensive spoken word c.d.s and related products. http://www.acousticpoetsnetwork.com/

The Avenue Magazine: A street movement in magazine form (on the web)  http://www.theavemagazine.com/

Bowery Poetry Club. Poetry on the streets, especially spoken word performance, plus information on writers, an artwall, magazine, etc. http://www.bowerypoetry.com/

Calgary International Spoken Word Festivals: One of the premier spoken word events in the world. http://www.calgaryspokenwordfestival.com/

Def Poetry Jam: Russell Simmons’ site for poetry jam materials.
www.defpoetryjam.com

E-Poets. Extensive site for spoken word performances with a big library and many international connections. http://www.e-poets.net/

Freedom Writers. Students, educators and professionals working with school districts and communities to promote acceptance and innovative methods for educating our diverse population, in some part through journal writing based on The Freedom Writer’s Journal. http://www.gruwellproject.org/

Hip Hop in the Class: Resources on bringing hip hop into the classroom. http://www.hiphopintheclass.com/

Louder Arts Project: All kinds of out-loud events in New York City.
www.louderarts.com

Mouths Wide Open. Community center in New York City that cultives “a vibrant hive of civic, activist and artistic activity” for social change. http://www.mouthswideopen.org/

Nuyorican Poet’s Café. One of the best sites for information on poetry and slams, theater, hiphop and more related to the spoken word. http://www.nuyorican.org/

North American Students of Cooperation: Spoken Word Performance: Information on spoken word offerings and workshops, especially geared toward social transformation. http://www.nasco.coop/programs+&+services/nasco+institute/events/spoken+word+performance.en.html

Poetry Slam International: Site has ample information on slam sites, forum for discussion, news, gallery, archives, store and much more.
www.poetryslam.com

Slamnation– film and links to many spoken word sources. http://www.slamnation.com/

Sol & Soul: Arts for Social Change. Art resources, including news, artists available, calendar, how to get involved and more. http://www.solysoul.com/

The Storycorps. An amazing site that tells the story of and showcases stories of people all over the country who interview family, friends and neighbors in either a mobile story booth, or at Grand Central Station in NYC. The site includes information about job openings, volunteer opportunities, how to record your own story or interview another (including an interviewing kit) and of course amazing stories to hear! This organization is based on the 1930s WPA project. www.StoryCorps.net

Taina Asili (poet, singer, visual artist):Features information on Taina including details of her upcoming workshps and performances.
www.tainapoet.com

Urban World: Organization that offers poetry slams, collaborative projects, open mics and more for young people in the New York area.
http://www.urbanwordnyc.org/performance.html

Young Poets. A Canadian organization focused on spoken word and youth. http://www.youngpoets.ca/

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Bibliography

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Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, ed. by Miguel Algarin and Bob Holman

Miguel Algarin, Love is Heart Work (poems)

Miguel Algarin and Lois Griffin, ACTION: The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Theater Festival

Zoe Anglesey, Listen Up! Spoken Word Poetry.

Mark Eleveld, The Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip Hop & the Poetry of a New Generation

Gary Glazner, Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry

Lawrence Holder, Monk (video of play at Nuyorican Cafe)

Carlton T. Spiller, Scalding Heart

The Cancer Monologue Project, ed. by Tanya Taylor and Pamela Thompson.